Community Planning Council

The Community Planning Council was established by Greenwich United Way to encourage the most effective and efficient health and human service delivery system for the Greenwich community. The Council is made up of community leaders, nonprofit service providers, Greenwich United Way board members, and community volunteers. The Planning Council provides guidance to the Greenwich United Way board and the community about human service issues which have been determined to be of importance to the community.  The work of the Planning Council, particularly through its periodic Needs Assessments, has led to the development of some of Greenwich’s most valued programs and institutions.  

Needs Assessment

The information in the Needs Assessment represent the input of countless individuals and organizations that have generously agreed to share documentation, statistics, opinions and perspectives to make this report as useful as possible. Our Needs Assessment is the definitive statistical portrait of Greenwich’s human services needs.

View the full 2016 Needs Assessment

View the 2016 Needs Assessment executive summary

Community Investment Process

Volunteers serving on the Community Investment Committee determine funding levels for programs. The process involves months of reviewing proposals from local agencies and visiting program sites. The volunteers use their knowledge and expertise to determine effective uses for Greenwich United Way funds. They are guided by documentation of local needs as published in the previous United Way assessment.

Direct Impact Programs

Greenwich United Way is dedicated to improving the lives of all Greenwich residents. As part of our dedication, we’ve developed programs that directly benefit the community. Our Direct Impact Programs include services relating to:

Early Childhood Achievement Gap

Youth Impact Programming

Human Services Technology